As a homeschool junkie, there's nothing more I would love to have than a giant school room just for Ladybug and I. Space for science projects and a reading nook. A hands-on learning center, perhaps? However, in my home, this is not a reality. We live in a 1500 sqft 3 bedroom 2 bath home. One bedroom for The Officer and I, and the other for Ladybug. The third bedroom has been delegated as an office/homeschool classroom. Our classroom is shared with my husband's office space, which, if I were to be honest, is a blessing in that she is a much better student in the evening and can concentrate more when her entire family is in the room. Dad at his computer, and her and I at the homeschool table. I think it acts as a security blanket for her, knowing she is surrounded by those who love her. We have a running joke in our family. At least once a day, someone yells out "3 square feet!", because it always seems that the three of us are right on top of each other. Not because we have a small house, but because that's where we want to be. Whether it's being piled on each other while laying on the couch, or me doing laundry in the garage as The Officer rides the stationary bike and Ladybug is bouncing a ball nearby. It's a term of endearment in our house, really. (What do we need with that other 1497 sqft anyway?).
But as Sophia Petrillo would say, "but I digress..."
One of the secrets to homeschooling in a tiny space is to build up and not out. My classroom is all of 5'w x 9.5' L and we use every inch of the wall space. I will admit, we have a giant map that's 6.5' w x 4' h that is on the wall behind The officer's desk, but we had that before we started homeschooling so it's really just an added bonus when we study geography or when we are trying to figure out where Grandma and Papa are headed to in their RV this summer.
In order to understand how small, but how used our little space is, I am including some photos with descriptions.
As a disclaimer, I will say that I am not a curriculum junkie. I buy what I need and after it's been used, I pack it away under the bed if it isn't needed in next year's grade level.
That's how I homeschool in my small little space. It's cozy and I love it! If you have any questions feel free to comment!